Health as a concept is a topic that many people talk about but few fully define.
The WHO (World Health Organization) and the National health departments of different countries often issue various health recommendations.
Still, these are very general and usually only indicate how many hours per week we should be physically active to be expected to stay healthy.
The Swedish National Food Agency and other nations' counterparts issue recommendations on what they consider healthy and unhealthy food.
Unfortunately, in many cases, the advice is also here too general and based on one-sided research results where the research teams are not always completely independent as they can be directly or indirectly funded by food or the pharmaceutical industry, and anyone who believes that human health and well-being is at the top of the pharmaceutical companies agenda should then think again.
In summary, one could say that even though ill health is the most tremendous and significant-high cost to society and the state, the same is relatively bad at preventing and preventing ill health, both physical and mental. Another factor and a great source of misleading information that should not be underestimated is social media’s impact on human beings.
There are plenty of self-proclaimed “gurus” and "health influencers" whose purpose is merely to create a hype or click magnet.
The cartotheque of hilarious exercise movements or magical quick cures to health has never been greater than today.
The ideal image of health
It can be considered healthy to have a muscular and athletic-looking body or to be able to run a marathon.
Still, according to our way of looking at health, these attributes are primarily linked to performance and appearance.
Performing and achieving lofty goals is not the same thing as being healthy likewise as elite sports or high-intensity sports with too little recovery are not healthy.
Our definition of health is different and more comprehensive.
Of course, we should strive to be relatively physically strong, mobile, and fit, but from a perspective where everything is in balance and one characteristic does not prevent anyone else.
This applies to the psychological characteristics as well as physiological ones.
The healthy look that many aspire to is given for free once you have started to be and live healthily to the fullest.